BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Palm Beach County just declared a state of emergency as of 5:10 p.m. Monday. Here is the text:
Palm Beach County Emergency Management officials continue to actively monitor Hurricane Ian and its progress towards our area. Palm Beach County advises all residents and visitors to be aware of the potential impacts of Hurricane Ian and advises all county residents to visit www.pbcgov.com/hurricane, where individuals and businesses can build a disaster plan and a checklist to complete their disaster supply kits. If you have not built your kit, please take the time to do so. It is the peak of hurricane season and Palm Beach County wants residents to be prepared.
In an abundance of caution, Palm Beach County has signed a Declaration of Local State of Emergency. Hurricane Ian is a large storm and effects could be felt hundreds of miles away. Flooding rains and gusty winds remain a possibility even though the county is not in the cone. This declaration will allow public expenditures related to preparation for Hurricane Ian to be an eligible expense, if the threshold for Category B damages are met.
The Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center is currently activated to a Level 3, which is enhanced monitoring. Emergency Management staff will stay in contact with the National Weather Service and the Florida Division of Emergency Management and implement protective actions as conditions require.
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